Category Archives: Security

Moving Toward the Open Cloud – Openness Must Prevail

Moving Toward the Open Cloud Two weeks ago, Internap launched its Internap XIP Cloud ™ Storage service.  I lead the Engineering organization responsible for development of this new platform offering. A significant amount of intellectual thought went into the question of how best to develop a cloud storage solution.  We had team meetings debating the…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Virtensys

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Virtensys Manchester-based Virtensys started developing I/O Virtualization technologies for servers and storage platforms and needed less than a year to secure its first round of venture capital funding in October 2006, after venture capital investors Scottish Equity Partners provided Series A funding worth GBP 6.41 million to the…

Cloud Computing vs Utility Computing vs Grid Computing: Sorting The Differences

Cloud Computing vs Utility Computing vs Grid Computing The Pacific Ocean is a water body, but not all water bodies are Pacific Oceans. This may be oversimplifying the situation but you do get the drift. Grid computing and utility computing, though sharing several attributes with cloud computing, are merely subsets of the latter. They may…

Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They?

Cloud Computing Standards “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. Lord Kelvin, father of the absolute temperature scale now named after him, got it right more than a hundred years ago. Measurement is critical to improvement, whether it be a product or process. Even the…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Cloudmore

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Cloudmore Headed by Michael Wicander, who co-founded Cloudmore in 2004, the Swedish company managed to establish itself as one of the leading providers of cloud services in Europe in less than a decade. Headquartered in Stockholm, the company has particularly strong positions in the Nordic markets as well…

Governments and Cloud Computing – Where Do They Stand?

Governments and Cloud Computing – Where Do They Stand? “The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.” – Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th US President. Reagan’s views, though decades old, are still shared by the majority of the populace the world over. Governments across the world are considered the…

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: IT Infrastructure – Part 2

IT Infrastructure – Part 2 Introduction: As we discussed in the first part of the article, IT Infrastructure is the main backbone of the business and businesses have already begun the work to reinvent their IT infrastructure. They have started moving towards more efficient deployment systems. Server virtualization is mainstream now. Though we are seeing…

Computing Without Borders – What Works, What Doesn’t

Computing Without Borders “Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.” – Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th US President. “You live in the age of interdependence. Borders don’t count for much or stop much, good or bad, anymore.” – Bill Clinton,…

1 GB Free Data Transfer with Amazon Simple Email Service

1 GB Free Data Transfer with Amazon Simple Email Service

Amazon Simple Email Service Amazon Web Services (AWS), the online arm of Amazon, officially introduced the beta release of its cloud-based Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) – bulk and transactional email-sending service for businesses and developers. The service integrates with other AWS services, making it easy to send emails from applications being hosted on…

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